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Table 2 Comparison of characteristics of participants versus background population

From: “SQiD, the Single Question in Delirium; can a single question help clinicians to detect delirium in hospitalised cancer patients?” running heading Single Question in Delirium” (Bcan-D-20-01665)

  Background population N = 2352 Primary analysis n = 73 Secondary analysis n = 122
Female (%) 45% 54%ns p-value = 0.146 47% ns p-value = 0.676
Age Median (IQR) 65 (54–74) 68 (60.5–78)* p-value = 0.010 68 (56–77.5)* p-value = 0.006
LOS Median (IQR) 5 (3–10) 12.5 (6–18.5)* p-value < 0.001 12 (5–18)* p-value < 0.001
  1. ns – non-significant difference between participants and background population
  2. *Statistically significant differences between participants and background population, tested using Mann-Whitney test
  3. IQR Interquartile Range, LOS Length of stay